I did it! I was able to transform the dingy, dilapidated, classroom that I had to move to
into something full of color and life.
To see the transformation and gain some organizing and decorating tips read on.
Coat Area and Entrance Before
Coat Area and Entrance After
See how it was done at post Creative Cubbies–Improving the Look of Old Furniture.
Front Door Before
Front Door After
Library/Reading Corner Before
Library/Reading Corner After
See how it was done at Bringing Life into our Library.
Ripped Walls Before
Ripped Walls After
Lack of Storage Before
Efficient Storage After
See how it was done at “Helloooo, Anybody In There?”—Storage Solutions.
Damaged Cabinet Trim and Dirty Wall that has 1″ deep molding down the middle
Same Area After
See what was done to set up the space at Add a Dash of Color.
Learn how to make this bulletin board from blog post Adding Style–Creating a Custom Bulletin Board.
Broken Drawers That Wouldn’t Open Before
See how to make a curtain cover at Hiding Disasters—How to Make a Curtain Cover.
Broken sink that leaks water over the edge of the counter when used
See how the problem was solved by reading Countertop Waterfalls—How to Deal With Sinks That Spillover.
Even the windows needed help.
They had spider webs, caked on mud, and other dead creatures on them.
See how these got cleaned up at Window Washer—Getting the Crud Out of Your Windowsill.
Remember make use of all of the areas in your classroom. Try adding some color up above.
Look at the transformation this storage closet had to go through.
See what was left after hours of scraping.
Luckily in the end after using a heat gun and three types of cleaners the doors were exchanged for clean ones. The tip in this situation is NEVER permanently attach anything because one day someone else will have to clean up your mess.
It was a long summer process to go from this
but I am satisfied with the final product and I can’t wait to share it with my students. Enjoy the school year!
If you would like more organizing tips check out our book The Uncluttered Teacher.